Complying with Baker Hughes

For Carlos Landazabal, regional counsel at petroleum services company Baker Hughes, it's important that local counsel understand the increasing importance of compliance laws for US companies.

17 June 2005

Spotlight on Conasev

Peru's financial markets have long been dominated by the banking sector, but demand for securities has gradually grown. Oscar Lozán Luyo - general manager of CONASEV (Peru’s Securities and Exchanges Commission) - and his colleagues Paola Martínez Goyoneche and Suzana Zaldivar Chauca explain how they have been helping the market develop.

02 June 2005

Public-Private Partnerships or a Challenge to Creativity?

The Brazilian Congress recently enacted a new statute governing public-private partnerships. José Emilio Nunes Pinto of José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados looks at the history of the local framework and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the new law.

02 April 2005

Debt Precedence

Mexico's restructuring law has gained recognition by US courts in a recent case involving paper company Durango. Pedro A Jiménez and John L Murphy, of White & Case LLP in Miami, explain how the legal teams managed the navigate the complexity of cross-border debt negotiations.

02 April 2005

CDM Projects and the Carbon Market

The imminent creation of the Carbon Market raises several interesting opportunities for developing countries and investors alike. In order to reap the benefits, governments need to ensure that the local legal frameworks are viable. Vladimir Miranda Abreu, of Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva Advogados (LL250), argues that Brazil is well-placed to succeed in this area, but only if the government is willing to be pro-active.

01 March 2005

Drive Time

Delphi Corporation is the world's largest maker of auto parts, and has operations in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. We spoke to the company's regional general counsel to find out what he makes of the region's legal market.

02 February 2005

Innovations for Business Restructuring

Brazil’s bankruptcy framework has been the subject of much criticism for years. Outdated, clumsy and unfavourable to both creditors and debtors, seemingly only the tax collector was happy with it. But a new law has introduced profound changes and, hopefully, rectified many of the framework’s past problems, as Luis Fernando Paiva, of Pinheiro Neto Advogados, explains.

01 February 2005

CAFTA's Leading Lights

In the wake of negotiations for the free trade agreement with the US, Latin Lawyer’s Under 40 series moves on to Central America. We asked practitioners and clients worldwide to choose the top young lawyers. They are profiled here in their own words, and those of peers and clients.

01 December 2004

The Energy Standard

“Experience, reputation, quality and cost” - these are the things that Sempra Energy International counsel Santiago Albarracin looks for in a firm. We spoke to him about his experiences of the region's legal market.

02 September 2004

Colombia: 20 under 40

Tempestuous as its modern history may have been, Colombia has still produced top legal talent in every generation, many of whom have had success on the world legal stage as well as on their home turf. The new generation is no different, as Latin Lawyer’s Under 40 survey shows. Practitioners and clients worldwide chose the best and brightest of the next generation, and here they are profiled in their own words, and those of peers and clients.

01 June 2004

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